893.00/7619: Telegram

The Chargé in China (Mayer) to the Secretary of State

386. Following telegram has been sent to commander in chief, United States Asiatic Fleet:

“September 10, noon. British Minister has received reports regarding anti-British feeling at Chungking and has requested that in the absence of British naval vessel at Chungking, any American gunboat there might assist British subjects in the event of need for evacuation or otherwise. I should be grateful if you could comply with this request, so notifying me in order that I may advise the British Legation accordingly.”